Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy Comes Under Fire From All Sides

Marla Dickerson and Paulo Trevisani, The Wall Street Journal, 9/3/2015

When he came aboard this year as Brazil’s finance minister, Joaquim Levy was hailed by many as the fiscal hawk who would bring discipline to the country’s big-spending leftist government.

Nicknamed “Joaquim Scissorhands” for his penchant for cost-cutting, the conservative economist, who holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, set aggressive fiscal targets and vowed to restore investor confidence in Brazil.

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